Just when I thought I was done talking about publishing on the Kindle platform … I get a few emails today selling more how-to stuff. Yikes!
One of them is just called “Kindle Weekend Live” – it’s a WSO. I bought it…
I registered for the 6 hours of “e-classes” (not sure I’ll attend but they will be recorded.
I downloaded the pdf – which is a strung together set of emails… which will drive you nuts to read. I know I’m a bad speller and that I don’t have any grammar skills, but this is just plain ridiculous.
This 19 page document (including 2 pages with links to “other” Kindle publishing how-to products) is a disaster.
What does it include? One gal (she is a mom – short on time) emails updates on her progress for publishing a Kindle book over one weekend.
The one good thing: She is writing from Scratch. She is spilling her knowledge about one focused topic.
The other good thing: She shares that she had someone else “proof” the book… this is always – always – always a good idea.
Here Is Why I Don’t Trust The Information
This e-class course is being taught by Lina Trivedi and this is on the WSO sales page:
I looked up the book on Amazon:
This publisher may be using a “non-de-plume” – but so far she has published 2 (count ‘em) Kindle books under her own name:
Update: It looks like Lina does keep up with more information as the weeks go on – I get a ton of emails with ideas and things she is trying for promoting her books…. which is an important part of publishing – “promotion!”.
The video tututorials were really poor and I had to download them before watching… what marketer does that these days?
Friday – June 8, 2012 they will speak about “How to use public domain magazine articles to make Kindle books real fast!”
I recommend you sign up and watch the webinar. Tony always shares good stuff!
This was in the email:
“Why should YOU be there? If you’ve been struggling with content for your Kindle books, here is a no-cost training that shows you where to find quality, proven content from magazines, how to check their copyright status and a lot more! It’s some of Tony’s best training on the topic and you’ll definitely want to check it out! BTW…almost NO ONE is using these strategies to publish on Amazon so there is a huge opportunity there for you.”
I am NOT saying that you should buy “realfastpublicdomain.com” – I haven’t so I don’t know what’s “inside”… But free training is – well – FREE!
Two Books I Recommend Adding To Your Library:
Both of these books, each cover some things I have never covered in any of my public domain related products.
This one does not need a recommendation. If you don’t have it… get it now. And every time it’s updated… get the latest version. I have a physical copy, a kindle copy and one on my computer. This is a “can’t work in public domain: without it – book:
This next book I picked up a while ago – and it IS a Good Read! This guy is a “HUGE” advocate of “adding content and editorializing your book – rendering it a “new publication”.
This book is not “new” to the market… published about 2009 so a few things are outdated… most of this book is rock solid!
Funny… he goes into great detail about publishing and yet his Kindle book has many formatting errors. It’s well worth the read… even with errors.
AND… He has published tons of books (using public domain content) on Amazon Kindle:
And he has even more published as physical books through Amazon Create Space:
Here are some quotes from the book:
“No information in this book is intended to imply that this is an easy business that will alleviate having a job or will make the reader rich. This is, however a business that requires very little start up cost and no full time involvement.”
” What is required are: patience, smart (not hard) work, and perseverance.”
“I must warn you do not just pick a genre because it is perceived to be popular. Do it because you believe in it and love it”
“I am sure you have seen slick Internet marketers selling courses and information on Public Domain. What they do not ell you is that the package of information is often full of inaccuracies and errors. For example, one newsletter suggests that anyone can take Public Domain information, simply change it and register it as a new, copyrighted work. the problem is that depending on the extent of the changes, your new copyright in fact might be in error.”
Much of the second half of this book is devoted to Marketing Your Books! Some of the information I actually cover in my own course “Book Publishing Empire“ -but we can All Use More Ideas For Marketing Our Books…
That’s all I have for you today…